Attorney General Laxalt Announces Sentencing of Medicaid Provider
October 2, 2018
Las Vegas, NV – Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt announced that Mikisha Renee Todd, 44, of Las Vegas, was sentenced today in a Medicaid fraud case involving the failure to maintain proper documentation for services provided to Medicaid recipients.
Todd was sentenced for a gross misdemeanor offense of Intentional Failure to Maintain Adequate Records by District Court Judge David Jones. Judge Jones sentenced Todd to 364 days incarceration, suspended, and placed her on probation for two years. As part of the sentence, Todd was also ordered to pay $692.75 in restitution and perform 25 hours of community service. The fraud occurred between October 2016 and March 2017.
“These convictions ensure that Medicaid providers abide by their responsibility to fully provide all of the health services to Nevada recipients for which they bill Nevada Medicaid,” said Laxalt.
The investigation began after the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) received information that Todd was not providing services to Medicaid recipients. The investigation revealed that Todd did knowingly create fictitious documentation, including time sheets, for services allegedly provided to Medicaid recipients. Todd then submitted the false documentation to her employer, US National Personal Care, LLC. The documentation prepared by Todd, and used to substantiate Medicaid claims, was false as Todd’s records included services allegedly provided to Medicaid recipients who were actually hospitalized during times Todd claimed to have provided such services.
The MFCU investigates and prosecutes financial fraud by those providing healthcare services or goods to Medicaid patients. The MFCU also investigates and prosecutes instances of elder abuse or neglect. Persons convicted of Medicaid fraud may also be administratively excluded from future Medicaid and Medicare participation. Anyone wishing to report suspicions regarding any of these concerns may contact the MFCU at 702-486-3420 or 775-684-1100.
The case was prosecuted by Steve Sidhu, Senior Deputy Attorney General.
To view the criminal information, click here. To file a complaint with the Office of the Nevada Attorney General, click here.
(Photo courtesy of
the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)